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As I mentioned before, I’ve been sequestered away up north for 10 days, putting the final touches on a first draft of the second novel. Driving home on Friday was lovely.  Where I was, the tree leaves were just poking their tiny brown-budded heads out.  As I traveled south, the growth on the sides of […]

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The Garden That’s Been Entrusted To You

Poem for today: The Wind, One Brilliant Day Antonio Machado (translated by Robert Bly) The wind, one brilliant day, called to my soul with an odor of jasmine. “In return for the odor of my jasmine, I’d like all the odor of your roses.” “I have no roses; all the flowers in my garden are […]

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Making Kind Choices

A couple of years ago, Dan and I were watching Jesus Camp (which needs its own separate review, and which I have neither the stamina nor the strength to review here…there are so many astonishingly appalling things said in that movie…I wouldn’t know where to begin!) when there was a scene of a mother and […]

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Miniature Fairy Gardens & Fairy Hats

Liliana and I have just mailed a box of acorn caps to my friend Clare and her daughter, Isabelle, to use as fairy hats (or whatever other clever devices they come up with!).  Which has started me thinking about what special projects I should do with Liliana this summer, because as all you Northerners know, […]

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Wild Turkeys

Dan and little L. have taken on the responsibility of feeding the birds.  I get to take pictures.  We have multiple bird feeders, some of which allow for corn cobs to be hammered down on nails.  The cobs used to be for the chipmunks, but there’s a squirrel that’s moved in and taken over, and […]

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